uMlalazi Local Municipality (KZN284)

  • OVERVIEW

    Contact Details

    Postal: PO Box 37, Eshowe, 3815
    Physical: Hutchinson Street, Eshowe
    Tel: 035 473 3300
    Fax: 035 474 4733
    Web: www.umlalazi.org.za

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    Geography, History and Economy

    Area: 2 300km²
    Description: The uMlalazi Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the King Cetshwayo District in KwaZulu-Natal. It borders on the Indian Ocean and has a coastline of approximately 17km. It is the largest of five municipalities in the district, making up almost a third of its geographical area.
     The population distribution in the municipal area is characterised by relatively high population densities within urban nodes and low densities in rural areas. The municipal area is dominated by tribal areas, and 14 tribal authorities exist within the area.
     The town of Eshowe is of great historical significance in that it is the birthplace of Cetshwayo, who was king of the Zulus during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Eshowe Town is also considered the administrative and service centre of the uMlalazi Municipality. The coastal town of Mtunzini is situated on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal on the banks of the uMlalazi River, and borders on the uMlalazi Nature Reserve. Mtunzini is the number one residential and ecotourist destination in South Africa.
     The municipal area consists of commercial farming areas in a broad, continuous band from the west of Eshowe to KwaGingindlovu (previously Gingindlovu) and to the north of Mtunzini. The rest of the area consists of tribal authority land, where land management has been poor. It is characterised by an undulating topography, causing difficulties with respect to the delivery of engineering services.
     The uMlalazi Municipality is crossed by a number of important transportation routes, such as the N2 motorway between Durban and Richards Bay, the R34 between Richards Bay/Empangeni and Nkwaleni Valley to the north of Eshowe, and the R66 from the N2 motorway to KwaGingindlovu, Eshowe, Melmoth, Ulundi and Vryheid.

    Cities/Towns: Eshowe, KwaGingindlovu, Mtunzini
    Main Economic Sectors: Agriculture (33%), tourism (10.1%), manufacturing (5%), services
  • MAP

  • MANAGEMENT

    Political Management

    Composition of Council: ANC 30, IFP 22, DA 1, EFF 1
    Controlling Party: ANC
    Mayor: Mr T B Zulu
    Other Members of Council: B P Simelane (Deputy Mayor), C T Dlamini (Speaker), E Z Jaffe (Chief Whip), C M Gamede (LED)

    Administrative Management

    Municipal Manager: Simon Mashabane
    Chief Financial Officer: Zakhele Mhlongo
    LED Officer: Ms Khonzi Mthiyane
    Other Senior Management: K C Zulu (Director: Corporate Services), M Dlamini (Acting Director: Engineering Services), S Nzuza (Director: Community Services), X E Blose (Acting Director: Protection Services)
  • DEMOGRAPHIC
      20162011
    Population 223 140213 601
    Age Structure
    Population under 15 43.2%37.2%
    Population 15 to 64 51.6%57.2%
    Population over 65 5.2%5.6%
    Dependency Ratio
    Per 100 (15-64) 93.874.9
    Sex Ratio
    Males per 100 females 86.985.4
    Population Growth
    Per annum 0.99%n/a
    Labour Market
    Unemployment rate (official) n/a35.2%
    Youth unemployment rate (official) 15-34 n/a45.1%
    Education (aged 20 +)
    No schooling 20.1%22.5%
    Matric 28.6%23.0%
    Higher education 6.1%5.7%
    Household Dynamics
    Households 46 95345 062
    Average household size 4.84.5
    Female headed households 56.6%55.3%
    Formal dwellings 62.4%60.7%
    Housing owned 80.7%50.6%
    Household Services
    Flush toilet connected to sewerage 12.3%13.4%
    Weekly refuse removal 13.2%15.8%
    Piped water inside dwelling 15.2%19.6%
    Electricity for lighting 81.3%58.2%

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • FINANCIAL
    All values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
    AUDIT OUTCOME n/aFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findingsFinancially unqualified with findings
    FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
    Property rates48 69033 81633 83130 865
    Service charges67 62763 11561 14657 500
    Investment revenue6 5024 1463 0742 491
    Transfers recognised - operational140 879127 94998 52090 698
    Other own revenue40 77339 04557 1689 898
    Total Revenue (excluding capital transfers and contributions)304 471268 071253 739191 453
    Employee costs80 50368 00562 82055 798
    Remuneration of councillors17 44315 92113 68812 733
    Depreciation & asset impairment36 67534 20026 0328 056
    Finance charges577618660703
    Materials and bulk purchases38 28739 42538 63635 992
    Transfers and grants3 865-2 879385
    Other expenditure129 353125 34789 72177 337
    Total Expenditure306 702283 515234 436191 004
    Surplus/(Deficit)(2 231)(15 444)19 303449
    Transfers recognised - capital67 98849 11834 29635 093
    Contributions recognised - capital & contributed assets----
    Surplus/(Deficit) after capital transfers & contributions65 75733 67453 59935 542
    Share of surplus/(deficit) of associate----
    Surplus/(Deficit) for the year65 75733 67453 59935 542
    CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & FUNDS SOURCES
    Capital expenditure61 00558 80637 16534 834
    Transfers recognised - capital61 00558 80637 16534 834
    Public contributions & donations----
    Borrowing----
    Internally generated funds----
    Total sources of capital funds61 00558 80637 16534 834
    FINANCIAL POSITION
    Total current assets150 544106 146108 22290 929
    Total non current assets48 854667 983517 180483 393
    Total current liabilities3 67949 98244 67343 721
    Total non current liabilities1 68520 74720 11924 534
    Community wealth/Equity194 034703 400560 609506 067
    CASH FLOWS
    Net cash from (used) operating84 79066 21247 77457 589
    Net cash from (used) investing(61 005)(58 806)(36 911)(34 367)
    Net cash from (used) financing-120157(282)
    Cash/cash equivalents at the year end102 81979 03471 50860 489
    UNAUTHORISED, IRREGULAR, FRUITLESS & WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE
    Unauthorised expendituren/a14 20227 5912 605
    Irregular expendituren/a4 42814 2848 000
    Fruitless & wasteful expendituren/a411 09487
    SOURCES71 UnauditedS71 AuditedS71 AuditedS71 Audited

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • EMPLOYMENT
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Employment
    Employment Costs (R’000) 68 00562 82055 79854 291
    Remuneration of councillors (R’000) 15 92113 68812 73312 059
     
    Total Employee Positions 376314324348
    Total Vacant Employee Positions 90115
    Total Vacancy Percentage 2.39%0.00%0.31%4.31%
     
    Managerial Positions - S57 6556
    Vacant Managerial Positions - S57 1010
    Managerial Positions - by organogram 1312119
    Vacant Managerial Positions - by organogram 0000
    Community And Social Service Positions 45414855
    Vacant Community And Social Service Positions 2002
    Finance And Administration Positions 57297292
    Vacant Finance And Administration Positions 3006
    Electricity Positions 2325021
    Vacant Electricity Positions 0001
    Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Vacant Enviromental Protection Positions 0000
    Health Positions 04500
    Vacant Health Positions 0000
    Public Safety Positions 47555555
    Vacant Public Safety Positions 1002
    Road Transport Positions 3631042
    Vacant Road Transport Positions 1003
    Sport And Recreation Positions 454506
    Vacant Sport And Recreation Positions 1000
    Waste Management Positions 542611351
    Vacant Waste Management Positions 0001
    Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Vacant Waste Water Management Positions 0000
    Water Positions 00011
    Vacant Water Positions 0000
    Other Positions 500200
    Vacant Other Positions 0000

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • SERVICE DELIVERY
      2014/152013/142012/132011/12
    Water
    Blue Drop Score n/an/an/an/a
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of domestic households/delivery points 0000
    Inside the yard 0000
    Less than 200m from yard 0000
    More than 200m from yard 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Electricity
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? YesYesYesYes
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 36 86831 35628 41428 414
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 2 3772 3932 8242 705

    Sewerage and Sanitation
    Green Drop Score n/an/a00
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? NoNoNoNo
    Does the municipality actually provide? NoNoNoNo
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 0000
    Number of households using
    Flush toilet - public sewerage 0000
    Flush toilet - septic tank 0000
    Ventilated pit latrine 0000
    Bucket system 0000
    Other 0000
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 0000

    Solid Waste Services
    Is the municipality responsible to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality have infrastructure to provide? YesYesYesYes
    Does the municipality actually provide? YesYesYesYes
    Is the service outsourced/commercialised? NoNoNoNo
    Number of households and non-domestic customers to which provided 16 75316 75312 50712 507
    Domestic households with access to free basic service 1 1019941 015990

    Note: For information on methodology, sources and definitions please see Sources.

  • LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Key Projects

    Business Youth Advisory Centre; Herbs Project (Wards 2 and 17); 18 communal gardens already fenced; taxi rank with provision for 22 upmarket facilities (tourist attraction).

    Key Investment Opportunities

    Beautify Eshowe in a manner conducive to tourism opportunities; Town Planner has drafted a land audit report, to be submitted to Council.
  • LINKS/RESOURCES
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